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are mortified to hear about the crisis in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people, both those who are fleeing the hostilities and those who are fighting to defend their freedom. Continue reading

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New Podcast Episode

The latest episode of “Playback – The EBSN Podcast“, featuring Panel 2 “Art and the Beat Generation” of our EBSN2021 Conference, is now available to view on YouTube: or hear via Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

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CFP Journal of Beat Studies – Kerouac Centenary

The Journal of Beat Studies volume 10 will be a special issue focusing on Jack Kerouac in honor of his centenary.  The coeditors of this issue, Ronna Johnson and Tim Hunt, inv Continue reading

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New Interview

Just added – poet, writer and playwright Allan Graubard interviewed by Matthew McLaughlin, on Ira Cohen. Check it out here:

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The Revitalized Beat Studies Association!

The new secretary of the BSA (also EBSN member) Kurt Hemmer asked us to post the following announcement – happy to oblige! : SCHOLARS, INSTRUCTORS, STUDENTS, & ENTHUSIASTS OF  THE BEAT GENERATION MOVEMENT  BECOME PART OF THE REVITALIZED BSA NOW!  JOIN … Continue reading

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Kerouac Centenary Film – Interview with Filmmakers

Tom Knoff and Kurt Hemmer in conversation with Simon Warner about their new short film:

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The Beat Studies Association – Membership Drive and New Journal of Beat Studies

Our esteemed friends across the pond have asked us to share this update: BSA MEMBERSHIPS ARE DUE FOR 2022  JOIN NOW & GET THE NEW Journal of Beat Studies #9  HOT OFF THE PRESS! The membership year runs from January 1 to December 31.  $60 … Continue reading

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EBSN 2022 CFP Live Now

The call for papers for our 10th (!) annual conference to be held in Murcia, Spain, 28-30 September, is live Continue reading

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First EBSN2021 video/podcast now live

The latest episode of “Playback – The EBSN Podcast”, featuring audio from the EBSN2021 conference, is available now via the usual podcast channels, with the video recording up on YouTube. More episodes coming soon…

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New Book Reviews

Check out the reviews just added to the site: NEW: Review of The Beats: A Teaching Companion (2021), edited by Nancy M. Grace, by John Shapcott. NEW : Just for Jolly, by Phil Baker.Review of Soft Need #23 (Expanded Media Editions, 2020) … Continue reading

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